2019  - 2022

FineFuture aims to increase the supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) in Europe for rapidly developing industrial sectors like energy storage systems and industrial robotics.

This EU funded project (No. 821265) focuses on creating new scientific knowledge that will enable the development of ground-breaking technologies to exploit fine particle fractions. The key objectives of FineFuture are to:

  • Improve the recovery of valuable ultrafine particles in primary and secondary resources.

  • Help increase the supply of critical raw materials in Europe, particularly copper, kaolin, nickel, magnesite, phosphorus and rare earth elements.

  • Assess technology transfer to other raw material particle-based processes within the circular economy objectives.

  • Generate additional value from resources and improve competitiveness through higher energy efficiencies, thereby delivering multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

FineFuture is a consortium of 16 partners led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR), and IMA-Europe is in charge of the communication and dissemination work package. Since its launch in 2019, the consortium has been very active and has published 26 peer-review papers, with 7 more publications in the review and final publication stages.

Learn more about how FineFuture is facilitating the conversion of fine particles from waste to valuable materials. Please visit the project’s website and follow us on LinkedIn.